Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

The High Cost of Lost Opportunities #1 of 3

April 6, 2009
We read the ads in the paper: "sale ends Tuesday." But we know there will soon be another sale, and so we're really not impressed. But some opportunities really do have a limited time window. Jesus presented Himself to the nation Israel when He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. They rejected Him, and the city was later destroyed. For some powerful lessons, please stay with us.

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A runner knows that the pain he feels will cease when the race is over. The hurt will not last forever. This gives him hope. A Christian knows that the pain of this life will end when Christ returns to the earth. That certainty enables us to withstand persecution, deprivation, and even death itself. Today: another episode in our thrilling future comes to an end.
April 3, 2009
For believers in the race of life, the ultimate goal line is still ahead. When Christ returns, all our labors will end. The hope of Christ's return has motivated Christians for two thousand years. And that return in power is nearer now than ever. Only a few saw Jesus rise into heaven, but every eye will see Him return to vanquish His enemies. Today: the glorious details continue.
April 2, 2009
There is coming a day for believers in which the race of this life will end. No more running, no more track, no more labor. That day is the bright hope for Christians...the day Jesus returns. That day will be like no other day before or since. And because the scriptures cannot be broken, that promised day is an absolute certainty.
April 1, 2009
One thing runners need is power...physical power, mental power, and a power in spirit to give the race all they have. The disciples of Christ got a foretaste of His power when they saw Him ascend into heaven. As a cloud hid His rising form from view, attending angels reminded them that Jesus would one day return in great power and majesty.
March 30, 2009
Believers who run the race of the Christian life don't run alone. Christ ascended to bring many sons and daughters to glory. His ascension was "step one" in creating the church...the body of Christ on the earth, left here to bear witness to Him until His return. Only a few saw Jesus rise into the sky, but a multitude no one can number will see Him return.
March 27, 2009
He came as a babe in poverty. He left earth in triumphant glory. And His departure foretells the power of His return. We who run the race of the Christian life know that Jesus is sitting even now at God's right hand. And His ascension into heaven opened its gates for us. Why is the ascension important? Surprisingly, it was the key to founding the church: the body of Christ.
March 26, 2009
Of all the religious founders who've ever lived, only one is still living. Only one has opened the door to heaven. We who run the race of the Christian life owe everything to a risen Christ. His tomb is empty. No other past guru or prophet can say that...their bones prove they're still dead. Jesus is alive and sitting at the right hand of God the Father, waiting to return in glory to this earth.
March 25, 2009
We all know the Olympic games began in ancient Greece. We know that they involved runners, and races. But how do we know that? Because historical writings tell us so. The same is true of Jesus and His resurrection...there is massive evidence that says He rose from the dead. Though naysayers may come and go, Christ's resurrection is as certain as any event in history.
March 24, 2009
If there's one thing ancient Rome was good at, it was executions. They had a perfect record: no one they killed ever lived again. That is, until Jesus made the comeback of all time. When God raised Him from the dead, Christ was triumphant over death itself. And His resurrection guarantees that those who believe in him will one day rise as well.
March 23, 2009
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Have you ever tried to put a puzzle together without looking at the picture on the box? These messages will help you see the big picture of the puzzle we call the Bible, with the Bible's 66 books being the puzzle's pieces. As we survey key events throughout the Old and New Testaments, we'll better understand the story of redemption as revealed to us in the Scriptures. The series culminates in an overview of the vital but often misunderstood book of Revelation as we together look forward to Christ's return. Click below to receive this CD series for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

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Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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